Today's News

  • Kennedy named new girls’ basketball coach

    A new era in Williamstown Lady Demons’ basketball has begun, as Kasey Kennedy was named as Mark Wilhoit’s replacement in April.

    “I’m only 25-years-old and for them to think of me this way, I feel like they knew that I was ready for the position and I am ready for the tasks at hand,” she said.

    Kennedy graduated from Walton-Verona High School in 2004 and went on to play collegiate basketball at Midway College, before having to sit out her entire senior season. Kennedy teaches English at Williamstown Middle School.

  • Cahill signs letter of intent to play football

    Football wasn’t in the picture for Grant County High School senior Preston Cahill until an August day three years ago, when former head coach Mike Davis appeared at a soccer practice.

    Fast forward three years later, when Cahill signed a national letter of intent April 27 at GCHS, to play collegiate football at Centre College.

    “I’m glad I made this decision,” he said. “It is probably the best decision I could have made for my future for school and sports and I hope to make a contribution on the field.”

  • Play Ball!

    On a bright sunny April morning, Grant County Little League Baseball and T-ball, held their opening day games at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    The children lined up against the fences, as their teammates stepped up to the plate, kicking dirt up in the batter’s box.

    The umpires, chanted the two words that gear people up for baseball, “Play Ball.”
    Regardless of who won, all of the children got to play and the parents and attendees experienced a day full of games on three fields in the park.

  • Turning Back The Clock 5.5.11

    May 2, 1996
    The Republican Party held their county convention in April at the Williamstown Courthouse electing five delegates and five alternatives to an executive committee representing the county at the Republican State Convention. The five delegates were John Risen, Jim Ginn, and Les and Betty Taylor of Williamstown and Damon Thayer of Crittenden.

  • Another Place in Time 5.5.11
  • Too much water swamps some plants

    Unless you are cultivating cranberries or rice, all this rain is likely thwarting your spring gardening plans; it sure is for many farmers in our area, which is my primary concern. While perspective is important in these matters, many home owners may see a little stress in their landscapes as a result of over a week of soaking rain.

  • Gregg honored at final concert

    It’s was a day of music and emotions at Williamstown High School on May 1 as long-time director Bob Gregg directed his student’s in his final spring concert.

    Gregg, who has spent nearly 40 years directing band, decided to retire after nine successful years at Williamstown.

    “It’s a bittersweet day, but it’s time,” he said to the bleachers full of parents, friends and community members.
    Gregg won three Class AAA state titles as band director for Harrison County High School before coming to Williamstown in 2002.

  • Natl. Day of Prayer is May 5

    Grant County will be filled with prayers May 5 as day-long activities are planned to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

    Volunteers from about 10 local churches are joining to organize the event, which is in its third year in the county.

  • IDA will take over tourism’s administrative duties

    The Industrial Development Authority will now be handling administrative duties for the Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    The two sides finally came to an agreement April 26 after the proposed partnership had been discussed during several meetings.

    The move, which is expected to save the commission $10,000 annually, came after the commission voted in February to dissolve the position of director, relieving Judy Mullins of her duties.

  • Ark story can only be found here

    “The Ark Encounter is going to be a tremendous boom for everyone,” Mike Zovath, senior vice president of Answers in Genesis, told more than 300 Grant County residents in attendance at the annual chamber banquet on April 30.

    He was the guest speaker during the banquet, which featured a Noah’s Ark theme and is held annually to honor award recipients.

    Award recipients included: Tabatha Fryman, Grant Countian of the Year; Dave Brockman, Excellence in Business; Heleen Geisbers, Excellence in Education and Jack Eckler, Volunteer of the Year.